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Mississippi River becomes racing ground during Big River Regional paddle competition

By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
August 30, 2014

Traffic on the Mississippi River looked a little different the morning of Aug. 30 as the Big River Regional took over the flowing water typically reserved for massive container ships and interstate commerce. Saturday, however, it was turned over to the little guys as the Big River Regional paddle board and kayak competition took to the water.
The open kayak race ran about 13 miles long between the bottom of downtown Baton Rouge and L'Auberge Casino and Hotel. (Take note, adventure-seekers: This was a special event, and the Coast Guard was on hand to monitor the racers' safety.)

By Aug. 26, more than 130 participants had already signed up for the regional, which includes athletes from across the South.

Nathan Jones with The Celtic Group participated in this event however it was cancelled with just under a mile to go . It was a 13 mile race but the weather forced it to terminate.

 

 

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